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By Lisa Gates | Monday, December 29, 2014

How to Get Promoted in 2015: Your Negotiation Strategy

strategy for how to get promoted

You’ve had a fantastic year, a great review and you’re ready to ask for a raise and/or a promotion Excellent goal.

First, let’s define “ready.” If you’ve taken stock of your accomplishments, prepped a story or two that frames your undeniable value, investigated the health of your company, and researched your market value, then you’ve done your preparation (see yesterday’s article to tackle those steps).

Yesterday we showed you how to plan and research your ask. Today’s article is all about strategy.

Follow these five steps and see how to get promoted and get that raise:

By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Avoid the Peter Principle: Prep Your Employees for Promotion

don't let the peter principle guide your promotions

This week’s Management Tips episode addresses a damaging organizational reality: the Peter Principle.

Named after Laurence J. Peter, coauthor of a popular 1969 management book, the idea suggests that people rise to their level of incompetence.

In other words, successful people are often promoted. But the promotion is based on success in their current role—not necessarily their ability to be successful in the new role. Thus, they often fail in their new position.

By Lorrie Thomas Ross | Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Power of Modern Press Releases

The power of the modern press (releases)

Press releases are essential to effective public relations, but they’re not written for the press alone. Press releases are emerging as a critical component of content marketing, social media marketing, earned media, and search marketing strategies.

Modern-day press release writers need to know what to write about, understand formatting, and have a strategic distribution plan.

By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Advancing your career: Management Tips

This week we’ll talk about earning your next promotion and raise.  The secret is not about building up enough courage to ask for what you want; it’s about thoughtful planning that lets you experience more wins and helps others do the same. It’s about turning yourself into a much better candidate for promotion.

Some people believe that if they hang out long enough at a job, they’ll get a promotion or at least a good raise. This sense of entitlement has become widespread in organizations and is often associated with the “Participation Trophy Generation.” Critics argue that the parenting trend from the last couple of decades of offering constant positive affirmation to kids has created a whole generation of people who were brought up receiving trophies just for showing up to play on a team. Now these Millennials have entered the workforce and seem to expect a promotion, raise, or at least a lot of praise just for doing their basic jobs.

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